Bystander

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Pub Date 19 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2022

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"I have never been faced with a moral crisis, let alone a matter of life or death."

Peter Simons doesn't spend much time at home in his bachelor apartment. Thanks to his job at a multinational company, he is often flying around the world, enjoying a life of luxurious solitude in five star hotels. So when he returns after being away for nine months and notices a strange smell coming from his neighbour's apartment, he initially tries not to get involved, but when a body is discovered Peter's carefully cultivated detachment begins to crumble. And when new neighbours move into the vacant apartment he gets caught up in a petty dispute that will bring him to the brink of moral ruin.

Bystander is a pitiless, bold work of intense psychological realism narrated by a professionally successful but socially bankrupt anti-hero who expects global connection and local anonymity. It excoriates the contingency of contemporary morality, and, at a time of growing isolation, forces the reader to examine what it means to be a good neighbour.

"I have never been faced with a moral crisis, let alone a matter of life or death."

Peter Simons doesn't spend much time at home in his bachelor apartment. Thanks to his job at a multinational...


Advance Praise

Praise for Mike Steeves:

“Mike Steeves is a brilliant, singular voice in Can Lit: funny and fresh and fast! —Miriam Toews, author of All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness

Praise for Mike Steeves:

“Mike Steeves is a brilliant, singular voice in Can Lit: funny and fresh and fast! —Miriam Toews, author of All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness


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ISBN 9781771667104
PRICE $20.00 (USD)
PAGES 256

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